Health awareness and promotion event of Ministry of Health and Social Services described successful

GOBABIS: The recent health awareness and promotion event of the Ministry of Health and Social Services in the Omaheke Region has been described as successful.

The event, often referred to as Acceleration Days, was held between Wednesday and Thursday last week in Gobabis’s Canaan informal settlement.

Reree Kauna, a senior nurse in charge of the programme, told Nampa today that the programme’s objectives were indeed met during the two-day activity.

Residents turned up in large numbers to the mobile health stand set up by nurses and officials of the Health Ministry in Canaan during the two days.

She said the main purpose of Acceleration Days is to increase the awareness and knowledge of community members about health-related matters, to emphasise the importance of things such as antenatal care and also to vaccinate children.

Due to the location of Canaan, which is some 10 kilometres outside the Gobabis town centre, residents often miss out on the provision of health services as they hardly turn up at local clinics for check-ups.